Why did communist Grenada keep the Queen? (Short Animated Documentary)

Communist governments and monarchies don’t mix. But when Grenada had a communist revolution in 1979, it opted to keep the Queen as its leader. Which is a bit odd. So why? To find out watch this short and simple animated history documentary.

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Comment (23)

  1. travailleurs de tous les pays, amusez-vous!

    Ne travaillez jamais.

    Les gens qui travaillent s’ennuient quand ils ne travaillent pas. Les gens qui ne travaillent pas ne s’ennuient jamais.

  2. 3:03 just a sidenote from a Peruvian, Velasco's government was never communist, he said that himself, but yeah there were similarities. He was anti-capitalist, antimarxist and a nacionalist. It was more an state capitalism (pretty bad one) with a lot of emphasis on social policy (very successful)

  3. Sorry, I apologise for grumbling, but it wasn’t clear to me at the end of this video, with the fall of the government, after the American invasion how were the political arrangements of Grenada resolved? I know the Queen remained head of state, and therefore someone took the role of her local representative the Governor General. But some details about how the embarrassing invasion and all the political loose ends were dealt with would seem a much more natural place to end this story, don’t you think?

  4. You need to havethe ghost of Karl Marx there any time someone calls themselves Communist. Because so far Communist governments just seem to be authoritarian.

  5. When you choose to expound about countries, maybe start by learning how to pronounce the name of the country. So incredibly annoying when you don’t respect the country enough to say the name correctly.

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